It takes four months to ship food aid and 40 percent of the cost is in the shipping. People cannot eat shipping costs. We have had people die when there are surpluses in the markets.
Development does not take place in Washington, DC. Development takes place in the rest of the world.
No one in USAID embodied the spirit of compassion and brotherhood that underpins our efforts more than Larry Foley.
Many, many large cities have old, crumbling infrastructure that have got to be dealt with in the nearest future, or they're going to be in serious trouble. They'll be unlivable if they don't do something.
The political controversy surrounding this Boston's Big Dig could have the effect of throwing cold water on any plans for farsighted infrastructure development around the country.
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